Ricoh’s New Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 is for a Full Frame DSLR

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With even more assurance that the full frame Pentax DSLR is coming, Ricoh has announced their new Pentax HD D-FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Zoom Lens. This lens incorporates weather sealing in the design and has a constant f2.8 aperture through the 24-70mm zoom range. It also sports nine aperture blades, three aspherical and ED elements, HD lens coatings, and has a design that uses 17 elements in 12 groups.

Adorama and B&H list the Pentax 24-70mm f2.8 for $1,299.95. More specs are after the jump.

Performance
Focal Length 24 – 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
APS-C
Angle of View 84° – 34.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25′ (38 cm)
Magnification 0.2x
Elements/Groups 17/12
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.31″ (88.5 x 109.5 mm)
Weight 1.73 lb (787 g)